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January 19, 2016
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A Guide to Flash- and Fire Point Measurement

The flash point test can be summarized as a procedure in which a test specimen is introduced into a temperature-controlled test cup and an ignition source is applied to the vapors produced by the test specimen. The aim of the test is to determine whether the vapor/air mixture is flammable or at what temperature the vapor/air mixture is flammable.

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